Arrest made in fatal stab attack

CARLSBAD — The arrest of a man with gang ties who fled the state has been made for a March 25 homicide on the 3800 block of Harding Street near the intersection of Carol Place. The victim was found by Carlsbad police after they responded to reports at 10:40 p.m. of a stabbing.
The deceased man has been identified as Devin Allen of Oceanside, who was within one week of his 28th birthday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office.
Allen was found with at least one stab wound, and he was “out by the street,” when police arrived at the location, according to Sgt. Mickey Williams of the Carlsbad Police Department.
That area of Harding Street is residential, and located between Tamarack Avenue and the popular tourist attraction Carlsbad Village.
Allen was pronounced dead at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido at 11:33 p.m.
An autopsy report shows that Allen suffered a fatal stab wound to the abdomen.
Williams said that Carlsbad police have identified Juan Rocha as a suspect in the homicide, and Rocha was arrested on March 29 at a bus station in Indianapolis, Ind.
Rocha was booked into a jail in Indiana on a murder charge and also charged with assisting a street gang to commit a felony.
Local authorities received assistance in Rocha’s arrest from the U.S. Marshal’s Office and the Indianapolis Police Department.
The Carlsbad Police Department is continuing its investigation of any additional suspects and requests that anyone who has information on this homicide please call (760) 931-2197.

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